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Name: Flora Randall <florarandall3@aol.com>
Date: 2017-09-09

Excellent History here, been enjoying, have to return. Touched by all of the research that has gone into this site.


Name: Stephanie R Pierce <spierce4905@gmail.com>
Date: 2015-07-21
I am the great, great-granddaughter of Nancy and Randal. My grandmother is Lillia Bell Coleman and my mom is Tempie. I would like to get more info on the reunion in 2016. Please send the info to me at spierce4905@gmail.com.


Name: Dennis Brown <Drylandbn1@gmail.com>
Date: 2015-01-01
Wonderful Website

Name: Joshua <joshuathekid6@gmail.com>
Date: 2014-07-20
Glory to Italia.

Name: Morgan <Mnst144@aol.com>
Date: 2014-07-10
Great to meet you David! Learned a lot!

Name: Diana Smoot <dianasmoot@yahoo.com>
Date: 2014-06-25
Hey David. I am your first cousin. My mother is Catherine, your father's sister. I wanted to give you some information. Catherine's correct name is Catherine Mildred Hopkins Hale Smoot. I had four siblings; Edmond Hale, Richard Hale, Kareena Hale and Abby Hale who died when he was two. He would have been the oldest. Bergon died in the Early 50s. A few years later, my mother married Clarence Smoot, who was my father. They had me in October of 1958 and Catherine died three months later in February of 1959.

Our grandmother Lelia Mae Hopkins took the four of us and raised us, since my father and his family were all builders and worked all over the east coast. (Look up my cousin Lewis' construction company/Smoot Construction).

I have lots of other information about Grandmother and stories she told us I would like to share with you sometime. Our grandfather, David Lee Hopkins is buried in Whitman cemetery near my mother and Bergon Hale, but his grave is not marked. Every year grandmother would take us to clean their graves on Memorial Day and place flowers on them. Please call me sometime 910-354-4385.

Thank you for this. I needed this very badly. We have met when I was a child. You came to Edmond's wedding. I love all of you even though I do not know you well. Tonio came to spend time with us when Uncle Naaman visited grandmother one Christmas. We had so much fun. I will never forget that. Tell him I said hello and I think of all of you often. Love Diana


Date: 2014-05-19
I am overwhelmed to see the detail and the great extent this family has gone through to trace their roots. God Bless

Name: Bobbie Morrow <ladyb2morrow1@yahoo.com>
Date: 2014-02-21
I really love all the information and photos.Carefully looked and wrote down names love it!!! my grandfather on my dad side my Frank Morrow. Hopefully I can dig deeper love your work thank you for the tour really enjoyed it

Name: joe bynes <joe_bynes@hotmail.com>
Date: 2014-01-02
This is the best collection of family history that I have ever seen. You did a great job of putting it together. It gives me great inspiration in hopes of chroniloging my family history.

Name: jyoti lawande <lawandejyoti@gmail.com>
Date: 2013-07-29
happened to brouse through your page accidently.history of the people could not be understood as I am an indian.but it aroused my curiosity so much that I wished to visit naples.i have been to Italy but not naples. it is mesmerising.a must visit in lifetime


Name: Nancie <nancie@gmail.com>
Date: 2013-06-21
I stumbled across your page on an unrelated search and thoroughly enjoyed it. So much history, photos, etc.

Name: Santa Lucia <SL@gmail.com>
Date: 2013-06-07
CIAO Bello!

Name: Debbie Walker <whoopa71@hotmail.com>
Date: 2013-02-18
Came across your Beautiful Website. Bravo and well done!! Really loved the photo graphs.

Name: L. Morrow <letmorrow@yahoo.com>
Date: 2012-11-21
Searching for my family tree.
Hoping that you know me.


Name: Le Ticia A. Morrow <letmorrow@yahoo.com>
Date: 2012-10-11
Searching for my family...
Thanks for all the labor of love putting this history together.
I hope that someone knows of Memry and Thelma (Treadwell) Morrow of Morrow or Monroe Georgia
...looking forward to meeting family!


Name: Le Ticia Morrow <letmorrrow@yahoo.com>
Date: 2012-08-18


Name: filomena lea <filomenalea@aol.com>
Date: 2012-06-20
I am so happy to have found your site and perhaps you can find answers to my question. I am hoping to find the birth, marriage and death of my grandmother, Emanuerla Aversa, for details in a book I am writing about my mother. My grandmother married Eugenio LoCelso. They lived in Rende, Cosenza, had six boys and two daughters. Giuseppi, Orlando, Adamo, Ibrami, Duiliuo and Adamo. Teresina and my mother, Noemi. Any information will be appreciated immensly.

Name: filomena lea <filomenalea@aol.com>
Date: 2012-06-20
I am so happy to have found your site and perhaps you can find answers to my question. I am hoping to find the birth, marriage and death of my grandmother, Emanuerla Aversa, for details in a book I am writing about my mother. My grandmother married Eugenio LoCelso. They lived in Rende, Cosenza, had six boys and two daughters. Giuseppi, Orlando, Adamo, Ibrami, Duiliuo and Adamo. Teresina and my mother, Noemi. Any information will be appreciated immensly.

Name: Orina Flora <floraorina1@gmail.com>
Date: 2012-06-15
This is very good for the family

Name: Susan Bailey-Brown <sybrownpa@yahoo.com>
Date: 2012-06-12
This is such an amazing website, thank you! I will be attending this reunion for the first time next month (7/2012). I am the daughter of Samuel L. Bailey and grandaughter of the late Mabel Junior & Samuel Bailey who resided in Thomasville, GA.

Name: Carmen Helen Clemons <yasmina759@aol.com>
Date: 2012-05-05
This is truly the most beautiful tribute to family that I have ever viewed.

I am looking for my family who lived in Ochlocknee, Thomas County, e.g. Fanny Fowler, Sampson Washington (possibly formerly a Tyson or Tison; but came South Carolina, Worth, Dougherty, Spaulding and Colquit counties.

How truly touching a tribute.

I know the love, labor and time that was put forth in the final product of this site.

It brought tears to my eyes.

This summer 2012, I plan to come back to Thomas and Worth Counties.

I feel like viewing your webpage was a welcome.

May God continue to bless you and your family.

Carmen Clemons

Daughter of Joseph Clemons and Ilse Irmgard Lina Laug
G.daugher of Wilson Edward Clemons and Lucrecia Washington
GGdaugher of Sampson Washington and Fanny Fowler
GG grand daughter of George and Esther Washington


Name: Michael Cappello <cappellomike@yahoo.com>
Date: 2012-02-17
How can I add my info here? I was born in Napoli in 1975 I have 2 Birth Certficates.. Thank You

Name: Dr. Benjamin Wilds <b2wild@gmail.com>
Date: 2011-11-08
An extraordinary accomplishment!
The Hopkins' family genealogy has been beautifully researched and preserved.
God bless and continue to shed His grace on this wonderful and strong African American family.


Name: RL Canady <RL.Canady@yahoo.com>
Date: 2011-10-28
outstanding webpage.This is a very good standard for other African American family researchers and genealogists.

Name: Willie Mae Barnum <barnumwilliemae@hotmail.com>
Date: 2011-10-07
This is a well put together website, someone did a great job on the research.

Name: Loretta Moore <LMooreBraneon@yahoo.com>
Date: 2011-07-07
I am extremely impressed by the very thorough research that you have done here on behalf of your family.

Name: lillie hopkins parks <grammygirls@sc.rr.com>
Date: 2011-06-24
my grandfather-nathan hopkins---grandmother-sarah vaughn hopkins. they were from chester sc area--dad-henry,gastonia nc - uncles willie, fred lived in new york

Name: venada cromartie-altheme <valtheme@yahoo.com>
Date: 2011-05-29
The web site is put togehter very nicely and has alot of history.

Name: Deborah Zellner <yourlegacymaker@gmail.com>
Date: 2011-05-19
I am always awed when I see families keeping their family history and keeping in touch. I create family history books and family reunion keepsake books and if you all ever have the need for that please someone call me at 404-748-2448.

Name: Lila Ammons <lammons@howard.edu>
Date: 2011-03-23
Great Website....one of your relatives Gilbert Hopkins is in my class and he shared your family history with me...He found this site via research he was asked to do for class
Keep up the good work
Lila Ammons


Name: Deborah Walker <whoopa71@hotmail.com>
Date: 2011-03-07
I came across your beautiful website while working on my own family genealogy from Southwest corner Georgia. Just wanted to say, Great Job!!! and I loved what you have done, please keep updating. Thanks and God Bless,



Name: Sherry Imoro <Prayerwarrior50@yahoo.com>
Date: 2011-03-01
Hi. Thank you for allowing this to be shown. It brought me back sooo far from where I'd forgotten. My parents are all gone now, and it seems I'm well, I've got Aunts and Uncles, but only a few think of things like this. Please allow me to copy and spread. It may help my family to do more of the same of which I've been trying to get done.

Sherry L.Mack Imoro is my Married and divorced name


Name: Timothy <timrb414@cs.com>
Date: 2010-12-27
Hey Brother. Nice website you got there.

Name: dorothy <vannd89@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-10-14
i hate to see the town i was born in slaves walk around n years ago I'm happy to see now n the 21 central things have change n Thomasville GA

Name: Cynthia Valladares <mountainmama1212@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-09-01
Thank you for sharing with me. I look back, through the tears of my ancestors,"Why?".

Name: Shannon Mullen-Magbalon, Ph.D. <dr.shannon.mullen@gmail.com>
Date: 2010-08-20
I really enjoyed the website! Very interesting.

Name: peggy berry <free2b_a_countrygirl@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-08-11
A lot of love went into this.Great job THANK YOU SO MUCH

Name: Deborah Ivey Lewis <Dlewis98@tampabay.rr.com>
Date: 2010-08-05
Iam the eldest daugther of Willie C. Ivey & Barbara Scott Ivey of Thomasville Ga. Willie C.(dec'd 8/10/73) was the son of George and Lillie Mae Roan Ivey(both dec'd).My mother Barbara reside in Tampa FL is the daughter of Ernest Scott Sr.and Mary Ella (James)Scott(both dec'd).Just wanted to comment: Wonderful site, I'm sure it took alot of love & dedication. Deborah Ivey Lewis, Tampa FL

Name: Jamaal Hale <jhale@evpromotions.com>
Date: 2010-07-22
I am one of the sons of Edmond Willard Hale, and we appreciate the time you put into your research.

Name: myra y sanders <myrasanders59@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-06-12
this is a great site. gives you a wonderful idea of where you come from. great job david

Name: Beverly A. Lemon <lemonduo@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-06-10
I'm the great granddau of Lula Hopkins Cromartie Junior and the grand dau of Laura Cromartie Boston and Matthew Boston of Leesburg, FL. This family has a rich history that has captured where we came from and who we are. Thank you David for your diligent work in finding our heritage. God Bless our family. Love to all of you.

Name: otis hunter <ohunter53@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-06-07
hope to see you soon,my number 404-396-1505

Name: Alonza Hopkins Jr. <ahopkins2008@hotmail.com>
Date: 2010-05-19
I will always enjoy this site. It's all about me. See you all in July at the reunion.

Name: Pam Woodrow <pmw64@cox.net>
Date: 2010-03-25
This is a wonderful website I came across while looking for photos of old houses of Georgia in my spare time. On one hand, it is a blessing to have so many family members and know so much about your history but very sad that there was slavery involved. You should see if you could make this into a book of some sort for your next reunion-it would be a treasure.

Name: Anita Harvey <crightharvey@msn.com>
Date: 2010-02-19
Very nice site!

Name: David Hopkins <dhopkins131@gmail.com>
Date: 2010-02-05

Name: julie pierce <sedgwisk303@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-11-18
looking forward to seeing everyone this summer i am tempie hopkins geart geart grand daughter

Name: stephanie r pierce <spierce4905@gmail.com>
Date: 2009-11-17

Name: Greg Carroll <gregcarroll1@hotmail.com>
Date: 2009-11-17
It has been 24 years since I visited Naples. Great pictures and site.

Name: joann pierce <piercejoann2000@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-11-17
my great gram is tempie hopkins and my gram is lillian coleman and my mom is temple pierce this is my frist time on here i just found out about my family history and am loving it i hope to see everyone this summer.

Name: joann pierce <piercejoann2000@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-11-17
my great gram is tempie hopkins and my gram is lillian coleman and my mom ia temple pierce

Name: Yolanda Hunter <yolanda1977@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2009-10-20
Hi, I really enjoyed your website and look forward to seeing you at the next family reunion. We would like to clarify the information for Carolyn Hopkins,my mom. Her parents are A.J "Bill" Hopkins and Annie B Hopkins. My mom has three children Yolanda Simon Hunter, Montera Wiggns, and Dontrailus Hobbs. Yolanda Hunter married Ronald Hunter and had the following children RaQuelle Hunter and Shakir Hunter. My children really enjoy looking at their heritage and hope you continue the good work.

Name: Eric <ps2eric2000@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-09-28
Found your page viewing images for Blue Grotto, and found all the beastiful images youhave of Italy. ONe day my wife and I will be out there to see your bella country!

Name: Jesse W. Gardner <jwgque@aol.com>
Date: 2009-08-26
Great talking to you! Jesse

Name: Anthony Buonauro <tonybuonauro@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-07-25
My great grandfather was Carmine Buonauro and his wife was Mantaro. They came to america in 1907. Would love any information if anyone knows any!


Name: E Lacks <lckgigi@aol.com>
Date: 2009-07-04
I have enjoyed exploring your family. What an incredible experience! Thank you for sharing.

Name: Mary Marcello <basesoccer@juno.com>
Date: 2009-03-25
my compliment to you on such great information

Name: Lisa Hopkins Till <ltill2001@yahoo.com>
Date: 2008-12-22
This is an amazing web site! I was simply trying to do some research on my heritage and came across this. Obviously my maiden name is Hopkins. I have no where near the level of family history that you have on this website. My grandfather was from the South - North Carolina (a Pentecostal Holiness preacher). His name was James Russell and he and his wife, Julia Ensley had 11 children. While my skin is white, I have a medical condition (Sarcoidosis which has remained in remission). Upon discovering this - was told that it is genetic and typically found in young black women. Your website has truly inspired me to do start doing research. While we may not be related....one never knows. God Bless ~Lisa Hopkins-Till

Name: ernestine swan <ernestine.swan@att.net>
Date: 2008-12-18
what a great website. keep it going.

Name: Richard Largaespada <rlargaespada@gmail.com>
Date: 2008-12-12
An excellent website not only of your family but with much information on how to trace one's roots.



Name: Michael Moody <mdtlm@aol.com>
Date: 2008-12-10
Great website! Obviously much work went into it. It is a great educational tool not only for your family but for others like myself doing research on my family. Keep up the great work.

Name: Downing Hopkins <dhopkins@ieee.org>
Date: 2008-10-17
Dear David,

I am amazed and fascinated by the amount of material you have gathered and pulled together! What a wonderful resource.

I'm a descendant of Dr. T.S. Hopkins and Jane E. Gignilliat through Robert Riley Hopkins.

Best regards,
Downing Hopkins
Atlanta, GA


Name: JOYCE ANDREA <sunsplash10@yahoo.com>
Date: 2008-09-30
Hi Dave,

Thanks for sharing information about your family reunion. As I may have mentioned, I am looking for my great grandmother's family who was from Thomasville, GA. A name popped up in my research and his name was Aaron Hopkins. The Mr. Hopkins that I am interested in was a shoemaker with my uncle-by-marriage, Ambrose Bonnavinci Reache in Jacksonville, Florida, around 1885. Could this be your relative? Thanks for your assist.

Joyce Sampson


Name: theodosia(Hopkins) williams <dosia4369@aol.com>
Date: 2008-08-25
I am a Hopkins from Bethel Nc. may not be related but you have a great site.

Name: Pauline <harveyphfl20@wmconnect.com>
Date: 2008-08-19
I would like to know where did you find a copy of 1867 voter reg. list?

Name: Selena Travis <Aneles28@yahoo.com>
Date: 2008-08-18
This is excellent! Selena

Name: Jackie Robinson <jackiemoorerobinson@hotmail.com>
Date: 2008-08-15
Dear David,
Thanks for contacting me. I enjoyed our conversation. It was extremely interesting.


Name: Fancy Swiney Alix <fsalix@comcast.net>
Date: 2008-08-13
Thank you so very much for sharing this beautiful information with us. Our family history is important to know and something we all must pass on to future generations. God Bless You!

Name: theresa hopkins <ttheresahopkins@aol.com>
Date: 2008-08-09
my name is theresa hopkins and i live in North Carolina and i'm really interesting in finding my family because all of the older generation is past away i never could imagine so many Hopkins in my life i have a little information about my
family tree not to much my great grandfather was a slave his name was JIM HOPKINS and some other names are lucielle hopkins and lucy bynum i would want to know do you have
relatives down N.C. Rocky Mount,Tarboro,Greenville,Bethel,
Princeville N.C LOVE VIEWING THIS SITE,when i was looking
i saw beautiful people that resembled my kinfolks,Please
email me back thanks alot god bless


Name: Norleen Gooden <ngooden55@gmail.com>
Date: 2008-07-31
Keep up the good work Mr. Hopkins. It was such a pleasure to view the Hopkins Genealogy Book. The information you gathered was phenomenal. We would love to have one of your books in our Archives, here in Georgia. Please go to our web page at GEORGIAARCHIVES. ORG and read the procedures and standards for donating books. I throughly enjoyed the beautiful pictures of your family, here in the States and Italy. And the home grown water melons in Thomasville, Georgia...yeaah!! A great piece of work! Take care and may God continue to bless you and your family. Thanks,
Norleen Gooden


Name: Simona L Brickers <S.Brickers@yahoo.com>
Date: 2008-07-02

Outstanding family tree! This is a work of art and I applaud your workmanship!


Name: David Hopkins <dhopkins@mypsi.net>
Date: 2008-07-01
This Guestbook has been fixed and will now accept entries again.
Sorry for the problem.


Name: Tim Hashaw <Wildwestgifts4u@aol.com >
Date: 2008-03-20
Hello Hopkins researchers,

I found your Angolan Hopkins genealogy website very interesting and commend your research.

Don't know if you know it, but I think some of your names, like the Iveys, may go back to "free people of color" of early colonial days, possibly back to old Jamestown 300 years ago. Some of your names may also be free Melungeon-related.

I wrote a couple of Kimbundu American books on the 'fpc' you might want to check out at your local library. One is, "The Birth of Black America: the first African Americans and the Pursuit of Freedom at Jamestown." And the other is, "Children of Perdition: Melungeons and the Struggle of Mixed America."

You might also want to check out Paul Heinegg's online research at "Free African Americans."

Thanks, and appreciate your work,
Tim Hashaw


Name: Angela Smith Turner <atdolls@aol.com>
Date: 2008-03-19
Well presented Hopkins family. I wandered upon this site while looking for relatives from Thomasville. Your site is well documented. It shows that much time and research was put into your presentation.

Name: Omar Rozier <rozier77@hotmail.com>
Date: 2008-03-02
Hello Mr. Hopkins,

My name is Reverend Edna Hopkins Rozier and I am the grandaughter of Carrie (Cassie) Hopkins. I want to first say that my family and I truly enjoy the website that you have created. I wanted to contact you to inform you that I will be graduating with a Doctor of Ministry degree from Palmer Seminary at Eastern University. The date is on Saturday May 17th, 2008 and it will be located in Philadelphia PA at 11 AM. I would love it if you and your family could attend so that we can meet face to face. Please send your address and phone number so that I can send you all the information. The picture attached is a picture of my two sons, my two grandchildren and myself. Hope to hear from you and may God Bless!



Name: J Andrea Sampson <sunsplash10@yahoo.com>
Date: 2008-03-01
Greetings, I ran across this site while looking for my great-grandmother, Amanda Tookes, who was born in Thomasville. You are so fortunate to know so much about your family. Mine has seemed to disappear into the well of time. You have a beautiful and informative website.

Name: josephine aversa <lovebug.com.>
Date: 2008-02-17
my name is josephine aversa from the united states,i think we are related to each other.my fathers name is domnick aversa please write me back.

Name: Cheryl TaylorOliver <kizzyo28@yahoo .com>
Date: 2008-02-10
Hi Hopkins Family,

Your site was very enlightening !! Thank you for sharing. We are researching the same territory in Georgia, Thomasville and Brooks Counties families.



Name: Janis Blackshear <blackshear.janis@gmail.com>
Date: 2008-01-28
What a wonderful job you have done in gathering your family's history...the pictures are priceless! I am the historian for my family and I have compiled the same info on my family as well including the DNA testing.

Name: Mary <strictlygospe@yahoo.com>
Date: 2008-01-24
iam from Africa Tanzania, i had nothing to say! its wonderful site!NAWAPENDA

Name: REGINALD PAIGE <reginald_paige@yahoo.com>
Date: 2008-01-10
Put your family reunion in a storybook designed by you or me. Ask about the FREE Heritage Makers Publisher account.


Name: Princess Hopkins Lee <arlena66@optonline.net>
Date: 2007-12-24
Just Wanted to Wish the Family a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. See you all in July 2008!

Date: 2007-12-17

Name: Mike <mhopkinsg@gmail.com>
Date: 2007-11-22
Bravo, maestro!

Name: Rena Kidd Morris <rena@comcast.net>
Date: 2007-11-03
Hi Dave,

Thanks for this wonderful website.



Name: John Perry <jcapeverde@aol.com>
Date: 2007-10-31
I came across your site while viewing the pictures on Vanishing Georgia and a Google search for Thomasville pictures. I am a distant cousin of Jack Hadley, the owner of the Thomasville Black History Museum. I'm a descendant of the Delaney & Roundtree families, originally from Beachton Settlement, Grady County. Later they lived in Thomasville. I commend you on all the work put into this wonderful and interesting family tree. Peace and God Bless you.

Name: Sharon <seraph1959@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-10-18
I enjoyed viewing your family history story , it was educational and inspirational. Very well organized in depth and will provide generations of Hopkins with a source of pride in their history.

Name: Julian Hopkins <jazztoons34@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-10-18
Thank you all for sharing your family photos. My family did not branch from the United States, yet I feel a slight kinship from the Hopkins name alone. I'm told we derive from the U.K. and West Africa by way of the West Indies. I do not often see other Hopkins anywhere, let alone any of Mixed or African heritage.

Best Regards to you all.



Name: Bosia kaShaka Zulu <bosiazulu@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-10-18
Wena umlando omkhulu (you have a great history). I am glad that that you have been rewarded for your research. I share with you the blood of Mbundu people as my maternal great, great grand mother was brought from Angola. We traced to the Mbundu through from the language. It is comforting to know that you have been connected with the Amadlozi (ancestors/protectors). I was told by a knowledgeable brother from my ancestral home... "Angi ku celanga engi yikho, yikho kweza kimi" I did not ask for it, it came to me. You did not know your ancestors but they made themselves known to you. I will return to my homeland to assist in building and I wish you the best as you continue on your family’s journey. Maybe one day you will see me in Luanda.

Name: Anna De Cristofaro <annadecristofaro@comcast.net>
Date: 2007-09-26
David, hai fatto proprio un bel lavoro! Complimenti e auguri

Name: Henry Presha Sr <tiatan@aol.com>
Date: 2007-09-20
This is one of the most inspirational sites i have ever visited in my quest for knowledge and family info.Keep up the good work.
H.Presha Sr


Name: Wayne Armour <warmour@hotmail.com>
Date: 2007-09-11
This is very nice. I'm sure this will provide the impetus for many families to trace their roots. Great job!



Name: Patsy Clark <tap1215522yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-09-10
Wonderful and enjoyable website

My name is Patsy Clark, I am not a member of your family but this is one of the most wonderful websites I have ever seen. I love the song, "Georgia on My Mind" it is one of my favorite songs. Congrads on your hard work and May God Bless your Family.



Name: Carmine D'Iorio <carmine_diorio@hotmail.com>
Date: 2007-09-09
Dear Dave, how are you?
I saw new photos in the web site, they are very beautiful; your work is very nice. Congratulations. I hope we will see soon. Ciao, Carmine.
P.S. Saluti a zia Tina e Leila.


Name: Chiara <kiara_diorio85@hotmail.it>
Date: 2007-08-29
Ciao David...eccoti qui finalmente a pisa da noi....siamo contenti di avervi conosciuto...e di avervi qui...ho appena visto i tuoi web sites e sono straordinari...complimenti hai fatto un lavoro notevole....sopattutto perchè hai messo anche le nostre foto....che bello...mi sembra strano di avere una famiglia così grande...spero che verrai a trovarci presto e di poter passare più tempo insieme...un grande saluto e buon viaggio di ritorno...bye bye...I hope you have a good time!!!....

Name: Carmine D'Iorio <carmine_diorio@hotmail.com>
Date: 2007-08-29
Ciao Dave, benvenuto in Italia a te e a Lelia. Spero di venire un giorno in America a trovare te e la tua famiglia. Ciao a presto.

Name: Nigel and Silvia Ballantyne <silviaballantyne@yahoo.co.uk>
Date: 2007-08-28
Hello Giacomo,
It was great meeting you at breakfast in the Hotel Firenze in Venice. Hope that your day in Venice and the rest of your holiday with your sister went well and that you had a good time meeting up with all the Italian relations.
Very best wishes,
Nigel and Silvia


Name: Karen-Rebekka Wiah <Wiahwiah@yahoo.dk>
Date: 2007-08-24
Dear all of you.
Give you the link of my birth. And others Wiahs.



My dear brothes and sisters hope things are well and fine.
Karen-Rebekka Wiah from Denmark


Name: Karen-Rebekka Wiah <Wiahwiah1@yahoo.dk>
Date: 2007-08-24
Dear all of you
My name is Karen-Rebekka Wiah. My brother have make that DNA test. It says we have Mbundu from Angola and Ibo from Nigeria. I live in Denmark and have lost all my African roots. But I was born in San Jose the 3th of July 1961.
On our birth certificate says that our father is Samuel Wiah. Our mother is danish she is Svejdal.
I will try to put our certificates of Ancestry on the internet. And I will try to make a family tree of my danish family.
But you have a very nice family.
Karen-Rebekka Wiah from Denmark(the lost one).


Name: Dwainia <DeTuSalon@aol.com>
Date: 2007-08-13
I have enjoyed your family tree. I hope to visit more often to look more closely to the names. My gggrandmother was born in Guinea W Afica. I have been told by Africans I look Fulani and so it is. African Ancestry has confirmed both Guinea & Fulani. I have an account that my gggrandmother and father (George & Emmaline Key, 1793-1919) lived in Georgia then went to Arkansas. I am looking to see if I can find any link to their whereabouts in Georgia. Emmaline came to this country 2yrs old.
I appreciate the work put into your work. Thank you for the inspiration.
Dwainia Tullis


Name: Cephus Nolen Jr <nolens2@comcast.net>
Date: 2007-08-13
I had been referred to this site by one of my cousins. It is a great website that anyone with interest in family history should see. My mother is originally from Thomasville Georgia and the Monroe Family. It was chilling to see on this site the census for the year 1870 and the name Dembo Monroe who is my great-grand father. I will definitely share this site with others.

Name: Heidi McGowan <heidi.mcgowan@jyf.virginia.gov>
Date: 2007-07-30
This is a wonderful web site!! Keep up the good work and research to keep your family history alive and well!!! Please come and see us at Jamestown Settlement. We have several exhibits from Angola that you would be very interested in.


Name: Diane Young <dianeyoung@optonline.net>
Date: 2007-07-20
Wow, I would love to do a comprehensive geneology of my family as you have done here. Can you share any helpful hints that may help in my journey? Also where can I have the ancestry DNA typing done?

Thank you and God Bless


Name: Julie Pierce <sedgwisk303@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-07-20
Hello my name is Julie Pierce I’m Tempie Hopkins, Great grand daughter, my grand mother is Lillia mea Coleman and my mother is Temple D. Pierce. I logged on to rootsweb to fill out our part of the family tree and could not gain access, is there a way you could walk me through the steps or do I have to become a member.

Thank you Julie


Name: rhonda burns <mscutter24@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-07-19
I did not go to the family reunion when this was presented and I was looking for something else and lucked up and found this. Dave you did a a wonderful job putting this together. This brought tears to my eyes. It's beautiful. good job!! god bless.

Name: Larry Harris <lvhjr@aol.com>
Date: 2007-07-18
Thanks for this information on your family. It is a good foundation and guide for anyone interested in their own family research and history.

Name: Gayle McKenzie <gaylemckenzie99@ancestry.com>
Date: 2007-07-13
I have been on vacation and just read your reply. I do thank you for that information. I had seen one of the photo's before, but not the history. I do notice that your family if from the Thomasville area; if at any time you were to stumble over info on my family line please do forward it on to me. Thank you for your kindness.



Name: S D Lee <sdlee13@ancestry.com>
Date: 2007-07-05
I am nearly finished reading William Warren Rogers' Antebellum Thomas County 1825-1861 published by The Florida State University press in Tallahassee in 1963, and it cites heavily from the Hopkins' Collection. I am going to Thomasville again this summer to do research. I will made a stop at the Georgia Archives to see the collection, for it evidently has great detail: it lists, for example, names of children who were in school at Fletcher Institute in 1854.

I've always known that the Tallahassee people moved back and forth between Thomasville and Tallahassee with the weather, the epidemics, and the Indian uprisings. I believe that the Hopkins' Collection will be invaluable to anyone who had ancestors in South Georgia and Northern Florida during antebellum times.


Name: Chaquita L Wheeler <Laree2@hotmail.com>
Date: 2007-07-04

Name: Kathy Hardy Jones <Kathyhardyjones@ancestry.com>
Date: 2007-07-03

Thank You so much for your help.

This has been a blessing, I have looked at the photo and I see the family resemblance in some of the men.

I have forwarded it to my older family members to take a look at it.

Again I appreciate your help and I'll let you know what we find out.

Enjoy your reunion in Thomasville, we will have our's the Belles/Rollins famiies the weekend of 3-5 Aug.

Thank You.

Kathy Hardy Jones
Colorado Springs Co


Name: Kimberly Stringer <stringer4059@hotmail.com>
Date: 2007-07-03
This is a wonderful site. How do I submit pictures to you of our family to post on the website?



Name: Kathy Hardy Jones <kathyhardyjones28@ancestry.com>
Date: 2007-07-01
Mr. Hopkins,

I just happened to be looking in the Thomas County messages and I saw your post.

Someone had already replied about The Hopkins info on Thomas County.

I took a chance and visited your site to see if we may have family members in common; to my surprise you had a picture of the 1917 Draftees from Thomas County.

My grandfather's name was Anderson B. Hardy and he was drafted in June of 1917. He worked on the Neel Plantation which also had been the families owners.

What I was wondering is there a way that I can see or buy a better copy of that photo so that I may show it to my older family members that maybe able to see if they can recognize anyone in the photo. I have an aunt who will be 84 years old in Aug. As a matter of fact we are a having a reunion in Thomasville 3-5 Aug.

I have never seen a picture of my Grandfather; he died in 1947 and I was born in 1956.

I appreciuate your time.

Thank You

Kathy Hardy Jones
Colorado Springs Co


Name: Antwane Nelson <sphinx06@mindspring.com>
Date: 2007-07-01
Wonderful website. I have been researching my family roots for the past 16+ years. My family is from the same area (Brooks and Thomas Counties), they live mostly in the Morven area. My families are the McCall's, Jackson's, and Yearby's, most were slaves on the plantation of Pliny Sheffield I and II. The Sheffield's took the same path as the Hopkins. Pliny moved from Wayne County to Thomas and then to Brooks. My goal now is to find out were the Sheffield's purchased their slave labor. Pliny I was a justice of the peace for Wayne and served in the House and Senate, I'm sure the Hopkins's and Sheffield's path's crossed somewhere. Take care and good luck with your search.

Name: Belivira Junior <juniorbe@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2007-06-29
This is a great site, and I love how it shows our family heritage. The history is very interesting. The grandchildren of Alfred Roy Junior, Chelise Junior, Cary Junior,II, and Marquis Junior are excited about learning about our family history and also our family tree. Now that I've discovered this website I am very willing to come back and gather more information.

Name: Cathie Thompson <thompson_cathie@hotmail.com>
Date: 2007-06-28
Found this sight when researching William Wilberforce for a display in The library where I work 28 miles from Hull the home of William Wilberforce . Absolutelly brilliant sight ,fascinated by the information on it and the lovely photographs. Will look again congratulations to those responsible for the content.

Name: Pamela Crockett Junior <pjunior@city.jackson.ms.us>
Date: 2007-06-18
I am Pamela Crockett Junior, my son Alfred Rashad Junior, III told me about this site, oh how wonderful and excited we both are about reading this magnificent history. Now my children can appreciate what I have talked to them about knowing their past in order to have even half a chance with their future. Now they understand, thank you so much for this historical voyage.

Name: Mary Hopkins Gardenhire <m.g.hopgar@comcast.net>
Date: 2007-06-13
Astounding!!! Our roots run deep. I'll be getting in touch with you soon with additional info and pictures.

Name: mgendi <mgendipz@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-06-13
its real sad those pictures. but all could pass but the word of God remains there.
Mgendi- Tanzania


Name: Tammie R Gooding <Gooding08046@verizon.net>
Date: 2007-05-26

Outstanding, you did such a great job! Maybe you could assist me in my search. I know your family is proud.


Name: Ira Campbell <lcampbell11_1>
Date: 2007-05-10
I don't have any info for you but wanted to compliment you on your website, lots of info, documents, and pictures. I enjoyed looking at your site. Good luck in your search.

My maiden name is Hardy (white family) and I'm researching Thomas and Brooks co. for info. Names I'm searching for: Hardy, Humphreys, McDonald, Franklin, Ira Golding of Morven Ga.


Name: Bonnie Pollard <Bonbonprod@aol.com>
Date: 2007-05-04
Hi David,

What a wonderful website. I wish you and your family the best in future research.

Bonnie Pollard


Name: Bernice Wright <Genforun@genealogy.com>
Date: 2007-04-29
You may have already seen this:

Wayne County, Georgia. Jane Elizabeth Hopkins states that she owned 10 slaves prior to her marriage with Thomas S Hopkins. There were in a trust
administered by her father, Henry G Gignilliat, who has since died. She seeks the appointment of O C Hopkins of the County of Macintosh as trustee of this property.


Name: Bernice Wright <GenForum.com>
Date: 2007-04-29

There is mention of a conveyance by John May Gignilliat in 1857 of slaves to his daughter, Jane Elizabeth Gignilliat, but he apparently kept these slaves in his possession until his death (bet. 1860-1870), at which time the slaves would have been transferred to his daughter. The 1850 Census of Glynn County, GA indicates John May Gignilliat was living with his son, Henry, who is listed as a farmer with $5,000 worth of real estate. However, by 1860, John May was living with his daughter and Dr.T.S. Hopkins, so, presumably, were his slaves. John May Gignilliat's parents, James and Charlotte Pepper Gignilliat, lived first in Berkeley Parish, South Carolina, until sometime around 1779 or 1780. They moved to Georgia and owned plantation tracts in Liberty (now McIntosh) County along the Julienton River which they named Contentment Plantation. The James Gignilliat whose estate is mentioned in Ms. Brown's research is probably the brother of John May. James died in 1806 (the elder James died in 1794), but Contentment Plantation, which he inherited, was not sold until 1824 (to John Calder). The brothers of Jane Elizabeth, John and Scott, who bequeathed to her several slaves, have elusive histories. By deduction, it can be speculated that the John May Gignilliat family may have owned a plantation (along with slaves) in Glynn County, Georgia, specifically Oak Grove Island (where Jane Elizabeth was born). You may find traces of Randal and/or Nancy Hopkins in this area if they were passed on from the Gignilliat property.

There is also mention in the 1790 Census of Beaufort, SC, of Francis Hopkins (father of T.S. Hopkins) which lists his number of slaves at 6. Of course, this was prior to the Hopkins family moving to Chocolate plantation and, later, Baisden's Bluff (near Belleville where the family cemetery is located). More slaves were probably acquired after their move. Francis Hopkins owned extensive acreage around Belleville and Baisden's Bluff (which remains in the family today), so, presumably, he also had many slaves.

I don't know if any of this information is helpful to you, but thought I would pass it along anyway.


Name: Gwen <Forum@afrigeneas.com>
Date: 2007-04-28
Congratulation on your web site it was very informative I wish I just had one of your surnames especially since one of my Lockett line is from Georgia any way so much for wishful thinking.
To your knowledge are the voter's registrations on line any place?


Name: Theresa Khairi <khairitheresa@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-04-24
Beautiful site, very informitive. If there is anything that I can do to help, please let me know. My family lines are Johnson, Osborne, Young, Pigg, Holland, Wages,Roberts, Gilbert& Brewer.
There were some slaves owned by Rev. John Franklin Young, he migrated from Greensville N.C to Laurel Co. Ky


Name: Georgia Walker Adams <forum@afrigeneas.net>
Date: 2007-04-24
Wow, David. How enjoyable it was to peruse your family website. So full of documentation, facts and photos. Great photos of your family reunion(s) and particularly those of Hopkins slave descendants with Hopkins slaveowner descendants.

No surnames I am researching in GA are found on the Voter Registration lists, but I'm sure the info you provided will be useful for someone else.

Georgia Walker-Adams


Name: Carmine Iacono <carmineiacono.ctilaw@bellnet.ca>
Date: 2007-04-16
It is a beautiful site. Hope to hear back from you.

Name: Brandy Dean <BrandyRDean@cableone.net>
Date: 2007-04-12
I am trying to research my family tree and I came across your website. My grandmother was Louise Junior and my grandfather was Gideeon Junior, his father was Jim Junior.
If you have ever come across any of these names would you please contact me! Thank you for your time.


Name: Barbbette Hopkins <Barbbettevh@aol.com>
Date: 2007-03-29
Wonderful, what can I say. This was the most enjoyable site I have ever read and the Lord knows I have read so many. I am a Hopkins, and am honored to share the name with such a fine family as yours. I spent many hours on the Thomas S. Hopkins and family in that County trying to connect my W.S. Hopkins but never have found his line.
Thanks for sharing your family record with everyone.

Great job.
Barbbette Hopkins


Name: Kerrie Hopkins Hodges <hodgesk@cityofmobile.org>
Date: 2007-03-19
very nice site.

Name: I Lewis <Tikichild@aol.com>
Date: 2007-03-17
I enjoyed very much the work you have done in tracing your family history. I am in the process of researching my family has well. It gets discouraging at times , but seeing your results has inspired me to continue on.

Name: Kerrie Hopkins Hodges <hodgesk@cityofmobile.org>
Date: 2007-03-14
This was very interesting. I kept hoping to see a familiar name. As far as I know, my family came from the state of South Carolina. I would love to find out more information about my family and to see if I am related to any of you.

Name: Stu Hada <stuhada@hotmail.com>
Date: 2007-03-13
I would have liked to see the brief discussion and pictures about Naples: "vedi Napoli e poi muori"/"See Naples and than Die".

How's about pictures of South Jersey to contrast with Naples. Or other pictures where descendants have gone.



Name: Jessica Gregory <jacegy@comcast.net>
Date: 2007-03-10
This is the best website in the world!

Name: Brett Ashley <lashley005@aol.com>
Date: 2007-02-28
Great work!!

Name: jocelyn hopkins <jocelyn_hopkins@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-02-25
this is a phenominal website that is very informative to anyone of the hopkins heritage. thank you for the extensive research done to provide us with this very much appreciated information about our family roots.

Name: Greg Walker <mwalkea@msn.com>
Date: 2007-02-24

You met me and my wife at the tennis party. I hope that my family can do a site like this one day. I am going to try to paste a Star Ledger article that I mentioned. If it does not work, let me know and I will mail it to you.
http://www.nj.com/columns/ledger/diionno/index.ssf?/base/columns-0/1172295576171550.xml&coll=1 Send me an e-mail Greg


Name: Joshusa Larkins <tribedt99@aim.com>
Date: 2007-02-22
My name is Joshua Titus Larkins, great grandson of Titus Larkins and in an attempt to help my grandmother and my father find other members of my late grandfather's, Julius Larkins, family I am contacting anyone who might know of our roots. My grandfather, Julius, passed away in I believe 1969 well before I was born. I do however know that he was born in Georgia in 1896 to a Titus Larkins. I do not know if this Titus Larkins is the same that appears on your website because there is no list of children that he and his wife might have had. If you have anymore information about this topic, I would greatly appreciate a return email. Thank you for your time,

Joshua Larkins


Name: sam <mali2geogia@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2007-02-13
Your story is inspiring,wonderfully done,encouraging,and just shines light onto my soul..

Name: Lisa Muhammad <lisasola1971@comcast.net>
Date: 2007-02-07
This was absolutely amazing! Thank you so much for sharing youre family with me.

Name: Max <goodfamilygirl2@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-01-28
Very beautiful work and so well done! Thank you for sharing. I have been working on my family tree for five years. I am very encouraged by the work you have done and feel motivated to continue my often lonely journey.

Name: Keith Flanders <nanga_def@msn.com>
Date: 2007-01-27
Fanastic website.....I hope you dont mind if I use you're site as a reference in building my own. My family is from Bainbridge, Ga. And my particlan test showed at 100% match with the Yoruba tribe from Ibadan Nigeria.

Name: Camille & Richard King <rking17917@aol.com>
Date: 2007-01-15
This is the most impressive website I have ever seen. It is inspiring. My husband and I will try to make a website of our ancestors similar to yours. I hope we eventually get as much information as you have.
God Bless
Camille & Richard King


Name: Cynthia Zealy Coleman <cynthia_coleman@georgeschool.org>
Date: 2006-12-20
Dear Hopkins Family,

I very much enjoyed reading your family history webpage. I have been working on my family history for 10 years, but reading your webpage has inspired me to attempt to gather my family information before 1870. My African Amercian family history started in Blackville South Carolina as Joseph Zealey who shows up in the 1880 census in Augusta, Ga with his family of Emma Jones, daughters Ella and Florence, sons Josiah and James.

Thank you so much for sharing your family history information.

Cynthia Zealy Coleman


Name: JESSICA HOPKINS <ladyjay203@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-12-16


Name: Alexandria E. Parks <erin_ziporah@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-11-27
Just wanted to stop by and finally sign the guest book. By the way this quite a fascinating family history. Good reading! ;-)
Numbers 6:24-26


Name: Mrs. Jody Nickless <jaxjodyk@comcast.net>
Date: 2006-11-24

What a beautiful web site! I am just begining to research my family history, too. My great-grandmother Mary Elliot
Titus was the grandaughter of Henry T. Titus (founder of Titusville,Fl). He married Mary Eveline DuFour who was the daughter of Edward Stephen Hopkins, former mayor of Jacksonville, and son of Gen Francis Hopkins. The Hopkins
had several plantations and were based in South Carolina
untill their friend ____ Spaulding offered to lease them land which I think included Sapelo Island, Darrien and
possibly St Simmons. The Hopkins had had a flood in South Carolina that was so bad that several slaves had drowned,
that is why they moved to Georgia. They had flooding there too and I think one of their daughters died because the water was too high to get the doctor. I think I saw a list of the names of slaves owned by hopkins along with sex, but I may have found that thru research done by David, whose work you are already familar with. My work is pretty scattered but I'd be happy tp send you what I have if you don't think it is redundent. By the way, my grandmother told us we were related to Jefferson Davis, and that Sherman left their plantation standing during the march to
Atlanta because of that relationship. My grandmother refered to her as Grndma Davis. God Bless Jody


Name: Tara James <tjames@slc.edu>
Date: 2006-10-22
I love your website. I may have missed it but do you have information about the company you used to do DNA tests? I would like to do that myself.

Incidentally, I see that we are related. My father is Richard James from Thomasville and that was his fathers name too. It looks like Carrie Hopkins might be my great (great??) grandmother?


Name: John F. Szuch <pulaskipro@aol.com>
Date: 2006-10-21
I stumbled on your site by accident and was very impressed with it. Being a genealogist myself I can appreciate what you have accomplished. May you have continued success.


Name: barbara d. johnson <missybarb43@aol.com>
Date: 2006-10-19
like to know about my acestry how can i do that my grandfater name it Wille Stephens IN LIVE IN NC I WOULD LIKE TO GET MY DNA DI MY NAME IS BARBARA JOHNSON we are from georgia.a place call PEMBROKE GA .

Name: craig smith <plainfield.purchasing@verizon.net>
Date: 2006-10-17
excellent site. it has inspired me to see about my own. good luck in your endeavors

Date: 2006-09-26

Name: Stu Hada <stuhada@hotmail.com>
Date: 2006-09-11
Very interesting.

I was recommended to this site by Dave Hopkins, apparently a passionate genealogist, biblical scholar, and tennis player.

I will google the Melungeons in Tennessee, and the Lumbees in North Carolina. Sounds like they are interesting people.



Name: Richard <rlockley@africanancestry.com>
Date: 2006-08-30
Thanks Dave for including us on your website.

African Ancestry Inc.


Name: Daniel T. Elliott <dantelliott@alltel.net>
Date: 2006-08-06
Very impressive work!

Name: Cheri Grayson <graceon4@ameritech.net>
Date: 2006-08-05
Hello All,
This is a great website and my family roots are in Thomasville as well. My great aunt was Eddie Lou Boston Young and her brother was Leroy Boston. My father was Willie Boston aka "Sambo". My grandfather and greats were Matthew, Robert, and many more. If you want to contact me at my email address. Take care. We are a very large family.

Cheri Boston Grayson


Name: carol wheeldin warren <nonni@frontiernet.net>
Date: 2006-08-04
What a thrill it was to view this fantastic site.
It gives me the momentum to keep on searching for my
Many thanks for all of your endeavors.


Name: Shirley Jackson <jackfor@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2006-08-02

I just wanted to let you know; A job well done. I'm proud to be your cuz.

Shirley Jackson


Name: Gwen Cradle <Gwen@afrigeneas.com>
Date: 2006-08-02

You have definitely put in long and hard hours to accomplish such a great piece of work.




Name: Selena Travis <aneles28@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-08-02

I sent this out before and I am sending it out again.
Mostly because I need the constant reminder that it
would be difficult to find meaning in living without
family. Have you ever considered what your life would
be like if we did not have any family? There are some
who could answer that question. Let us not take each
other for granted. We share a common blood bond and
we should cherish that blood line and accept it and
allow it to make us better people in the world and
most definitely with one another. As I search for
ways to be a better person within my family unit, I
see ways that I am failing daily. Nevertheless, I must
not just quit but forge forward in my quest to be a
better member of the one unit called our family. I
enjoyed our reunion this week, especially since we
have knowledge of our heritage in Africa. I have been
trying to study about the people we are decendents of
because I believe it will help me understand you all
and in understanding I can be a better member of our

Thanks to David Hopkins for allowing me the
priviledge of knowing where our ancestors are from in
Africa. I really want to know about all the people I
am now become (smile).

I just felt like expressing myself. I love my family.
You are all the people I believe that I can truly
depend upon on this earth. Friends are okay, but in
the long run, they are all for their own families.
Therefore, I am for mine. I am proud of you all. I
think about how great we are as a family. Sure, we
could be better, but I am glad for where we are in
We are decent Christians. Sinners! But
Christians, for Jesus came to save the sinner. I
believe we must try to uphold each other and forgive
each other to the best of our ability. There is
something good about each and every one of us. I
cannot allow outsiders inside our family to destroy
our unity. Our unity is all we have. One day we all
must past through the door of never land and when we
do our children must stick together and be strong and
keep the family bonds strong. There is strength in
unity. That is one reason I love our reunions so
much, because it offers our children the opportunity
to become acquainted with one another and build ties
of strength. Our ancestors in this country were
robbed of their traditions, families, and culture. We
must not permit our children to become self separated.
We must help our children build a strong fortress of
family hood. Our names must not be forgotten and our
family should not wither away. I love us ALL. I
believe in us ALL. In our blood, there are leaders
and skillful thinkers. In our blood, there are those
in connection to higher powers. The leaders, the
skillful and those with higher powers must be nurtured
and developed to inspire growth for the family. Those
of us in the spiritual realm will look upon our seed
with pride and joy. This is my hope and dream for
those that I love today that we prepare our offspring
for the greatness of tomorrow. We must be strong and
teach our offspring the secrets of success. Not just
our own children but all the children in the family.
Love to you all.



Name: Clara Cradle <cradle@afrigeneas.com>
Date: 2006-08-01
This has been very enlightening and most informative. I can appreciate the effort you put forth to get this great research done. The document and pictures are great.

Clara Cradle
Thomasville, Ga native


Name: BELLE C. WILLIAMS <belle@rose.net>
Date: 2006-07-25

Name: Debby Hardy Campbell <lcampbell11@msn.com>
Date: 2006-07-20
I really enjoy your web site. I liked all the info., documents and pictures. I can tell that a lot of work went into this site, it's so thorough.

My father's family come from Thomas and Brooks counties. I've been searching the Hardy/Golding families. Again, I liked going through your research.


Name: Robert D. Boston Jr. <robertboston2002@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-07-10
Congratulations on a magnificent family tree website. I am looking forward to having the Boston-Cromartie info added to the website. This is Robert D Boston Jr in Atlanta Ga. My grandfather was Matthew Boston who was married to Laura Cromartie.


Name: Hal Jonathan Hopkins <Halhopkins@aol.com>
Date: 2006-06-21
Thank you for all of your work. This is facinating info.

Name: Deborah Smith <dsmith2899@surewest.net>
Date: 2006-06-21




Name: Lydia Pace <babyfacepace@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-06-13
I am extremely touched by the extensive amount of history you have on your family. I am encouraged to continue to try and gather information about my family history.
Thank you for this... I am over come with joy to see this.
May God Bless and continue to prosper you.
Lydia Pace


Name: Cecilia Kirk <CeciliaKirk@msn.com>
Date: 2006-06-07
Hopkins, Ponce and Dufour

I am related to Mary Magdalena Francesca Ponce and Louis Dufour of St. Mary's, Georgia. I have lots of information but do not have any primary documents. If you need any information that we may have we would be willing to share.


Cecilia Kirk


Name: Kathy Kidd <kathi@earthlink.net>
Date: 2006-06-07
Mr. Hopkins,

Your site is very interesting and informative. My husband is a descendant of Thomas Spalding Hopkins and Jane Elizabeth Gignilliat and I have been attempting to research ancestral information. We have some verbal history given by my husband's grandmother (Elizabeth Gignilliat Hopkins, dau. of Robert Riley Hopkins) before she passed in 1990. The Hopkins family cemetery is located in Belleville (Ga.), which holds the graves of General Francis Hopkins and Rebecca Sayre Hopkins, parents of Thomas Spalding Hopkins. Do you happen to know where the graves of T.S. and Jane Elizabeth Gignilliat Hopkins are located? I assumed they would be somewhere in Thomasville, but cannot find any documentation. Also, where did you find the photographs of T.S. and Jane Hopkins? Do you have any other photos of this family?

Are you looking for information on ascendants or descendants of the Hopkins-Gignilliat family? I may be able to share some information on each.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Kathy Kidd


Name: Keisha Jefferson <kjhoopsta01@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-06-07
great great great grandaughter of Lula Hopkins needing information on the family reunion plz

Name: Jean Stewart <ajean29@msn.com>
Date: 2006-06-01
Hello Mr. Hopkins,

I had an aunt by marriage whose maiden name was Hopkins. Have you heard of a Tobe, or Providence Hopkins? We all lived in George, County Ms. (Lucedale, Ms). This is about 40 miles from Mobile, Al. Her name was Geneva Hopkins Stewart. I am her niece Jean Stewart, and I live in Washington, DC. I came across your site which is very nice. I've contacted her sister's son about your website and am waiting to hear from him. Hope to hear from you also.


Jean Stewart


Name: Peggy Littlefield <peggylittlefield@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2006-05-29
This is just marvelous and I can easily see that a lot of hard work went into the completion of your family tree. It is truly touching.

Name: Emma Davis <edavis24@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-05-27
I stumbled on your family website by accident.

What an excellent job you have done. Fascinating!!! I book marked it. Makes ME want to come to the reunion.

I read every line. My family is from south west Georgia, but their trail has disappeared.

Congratulations in keeping the ancestors stories alive!

Decatur, GA.


Name: April Snider <aprilsnider@comcast.net>
Date: 2006-05-21
Dear Mr.Hopkins,

My grandfather's name is John C.Hopkins and he married my grandmother Ethel Lee Watts here in Savannah,Ga.My mother's name is Johnnie Mae Hopkins Snider,my aunt is Gloria Marie Hopkins McCord. I have a deceased uncle by the name of Ronnie Hopkins, Sr and deceased aunt who died in infancy by the name of Mary Jane Hopkins. You have done an AMAZING job on this site. Hopefully, I can do the same. God Bless you and your family.

April Snider


Name: achiya delouya <adelouya@addlestone.org>
Date: 2006-05-14
I see there is a chaiah delouya married to Kenneth C. Hill....I was wondering if she is from the same family i come from in Morocco???

Name: James "Jack " Hadley <jachadle@rose.net>
Date: 2006-05-13
David, This is great. Hope to meet in you July when you come to Thomasville, Ga.

The Jack Hadley Black History Musuem is located on the campus of Douglass High School Complex
214 Alexander Street,
Thomasville, Ga. 31792


Name: James A Barnes <jalbert514@aol.com>
Date: 2006-05-12
I enjoyed your site you are so lucky to have such old pictures, of your ancestors

Name: Barbara Lewis <hopychld2@ij.net>
Date: 2006-04-24

How are you? I just wanted to let you know how appreciative we are of your work in bringing to us a very good view of the Hopkins family history and genealogy. It is apparent that this work is a labor of love for you and we thank you for sharing it with us.

We look forward to seeing you at this year's reunion.
May God bless and keep you always is our sincere prayer.



Name: Percy L. Freeman <Percy.Freeman@comcast.net>
Date: 2006-04-24
Dave, your Family web page is outstanding.

Percy L. Freeman

My Roots through the power of DNA

Tikar, Cameroon
Ibo, Nigeria and Mbundu,Angola
Ewondu, Cameroon
Dutch, Holland


Name: tracey hopkins <uwitit44146@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-04-22

You did an awesome job,the site is very informative. Thanks for all your hard worker and dedication.


Name: Rosa Harrison <rh2@access4less.net>
Date: 2006-04-08
David I viewed your website it is was very interesting; a great job. Unfortunately I have no relatives that I could link to your ancestors. I do show a few names in common but they must be of another family. Many of our relatives lived in Thomas Co. as well. Your search I know has led you to the National Archives and the GA archives this is all I could suggest for you to do in order to find the documents you are looking for. You can spend hours there going through all the documents they have, quite an addictive place, they are side by side now.

I did this book, volume I which took approx. 2 years and I am now working on volume II. I do research for others on a pay basis as well. Time is the big problem with genealogy you must have a lot of it to find and trace your roots. Let me know if you need my services.


Name: Virginia W. Raymond <virray99@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-04-07
I enjoyed viewing your ancestry page. I was invited to view your link by David Oreste Hopkins Jr. I noticed Jackie married Lancelot Timothy of Trinidad. I too am a Trinidadian, born in Port of Spain.

Thank You !!!


Name: Thea Hopkins <TheaHopkins@aol.com>
Date: 2006-04-03
Dear David,

Thank you for contacting me. I wish I could help you with additional information, but I have barely started doing any serious research at this point.

My father is named Thomas Hopkins and he was born in Culpepper, VA. I really don't know if there is any family connection to Thomasville, GA.

Best of luck with all your efforts!


Thea Hopkins


Name: Angela Radziszewski <angie_radziszewski@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2006-03-12
Enjoyed your website; as I work through my families heritage. It's good to see others, who have progressed far-a-long than I have. Coming up against alot of brick-walls. I'm determined to continue on in my research. Thanks alot and good luck in your continued journeys on finding and connecting more family.

Name: Khalifan Sykes <macentadiamonds@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-03-10
I can't explain how great it was to view this site. I was just amazed. I am inspired to take my searches more serious and delve a bit deeper. These records are important and cannot be taken lightly. Dave thanks for the link and we'll be in touch.




Name: Bobbie <scbobb7@aol.com>
Date: 2006-03-03
Great work. Well put together.

Name: Arlena Hopkins Lee <arlena66@optonline.net>
Date: 2006-02-06
This is Wonderful. It's good to see the lineage and to know who we are.

Name: Brenda S. Taylor <taylorb927@adelphia.net>
Date: 2006-01-28
This website of your ancestry is the most beautiful one I have ever seen, most enjoyable and does justice for all of Black America. I am researching my ancestors. I am indeed inspired with what you and your family have done. This is a powerful part of history that not only preserves your ancestors and their memories but the memories of my ancestors and their struggles. I feel a part of you and your family.

Name: Yolanda Rowland, <ydrowland@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-01-27
Thank you for your info. You are the first to personally respond to my request in searching my family tree. My grandfather's name was George Boston, I believe his father's name was Robert Boston and his mother Annie ( I don't know her maiden name it could have been Woodruff or Graham). My grandfather died in 1989. My father was born in Thomasville Ga as George Boston Jr. Oct 29,1951 who married my mother Ruby Hardnett of Omaha Neb.

Looking at the birthdate of Robert Boston 31 Aug 1917, I find it difficult to believe he is the Robert Boston I am searching for as my great- grandfather. However I am questioning Matthew Boston's hometown, and his connection with my grandfather. Where is Matthew Boston's hometown?

I have come to realize that the Boston lineage is large and trying to make connections is difficult. However I know we have roots in Thomasville and Florida. During my search I have found Boston's in the Macon and Atlanta Ga area, as well as in the north eastern states. However to my misfortune they have either no knowlege of the southern Boston Lineage or have not responded to my request for info. Some I am still trying to make contact.

So far Matthew is a key person for me since he resided in the same city as my grandfather. It is good to know that Matthew married into the Hopkins family.His name on your family tree has sparked a line of research that may prove promising. Thank you!!!!
Thank you for your information and any information you send will be greatly appreciated. I had hoped to visit Thomasville Ga this summer however due to my adding to the family tree in June ( baby due month) I will have to postpone my visit to a later date. Again thank you for your info.

Ms. Boston-Rowland


Name: chloe smith <mamilonglegs@hotmail.com>
Date: 2006-01-25
this is a cool family site

Name: Thomas Colvin <tcolvinjr@aol.com>
Date: 2006-01-23
I really enjoyed reading this outstanding work of family
history.It has motivated me to continue to work on my family


Name: Richard & Pat Hadley <rdhad98@surfsouth.com>
Date: 2006-01-22
Really nice family history site. I see you have done much research. Please visit my site below. Maybe link my site to yours and likewise. Good luck at your reunion. Jack Hadley in my brother here in Thomasville. Look to hear from you.

My email address: newadventures@surfsouth.com


Name: Joyce Reese McCollum <leafshaker@aol.com>
Date: 2006-01-21
Hello Mr. Hopkins, first of all let me say that we are truly impressed with the amount of data that you have documented so well. Secondly, we surely want you to contribute to our site. We would love to have a family or success story from you. Of course, we would link back to your pages. A good example of what I have in mind would be Mr. Robinson's articles. I will send you the page and let you see what you think about the format. Your work is awesome! Sorry, I am Joyce Reese McCollum the Co-Admin for Africana Heritage. I was so excited with Toni's email about your site I forgot my manners. Please check us out and let us post an article or two from you.
Thank you for contacting us and I will stay in touch.
Peace & Love




Name: Paul Dunbar <qpreach2@cox.net>
Date: 2006-01-16
RE: HOPKINS FAMILY REUNION in Thomasville GA 7/20/06 through


It is good to hear from you and thanks for the info. please note my new email address for future reference. I plan on attending this year if the Lord is willing.

God bless the Hopkins Family....

Paul Dunbar


Name: Philip Foster <pefoster44@aol.com>
Date: 2006-01-13
Re:HOPKINS FAMILY REUNION in Thomasville GA- 7/20/06 through 7/23/06

Thanks David ! I'll let my Mom know !


Name: Art Thomas <forum@afrigeneas.com>
Date: 2006-01-11
Hello David,

VERY NICE doesn't really begin to describe your website. You have put together something you, your relatives and especially the ancestors should be extremely proud of. GREAT JOB!!!

Art Thomas


Name: Tonjia Baker <tonjiao@aol.com>
Date: 2006-01-08
I enjoyed your website. Mrs. Mable Junior was my mother's favorite teacher. My mother has fond memories of Mrs. Junior.

Name: Peggy Behn Littlefield <plittlefield49@msn.com>
Date: 2006-01-07
Your family tree is excellent and I truly enjoyed browsing your website. This must have taken you quite a bit of time to put this together. Great work!

Name: O.J. Hickox <hickox@3n.net>
Date: 2006-01-04

You have a magnificent family website here ! It is obvious that you have labored long and hard in researching and documenting your family history and genealogy, and I applaud you for it. You have every reason to be proud of your ancestors, and your hard work assures that all your family can know their Georgia roots and the long struggle of their forefathers to realize the promise of equal opportunity and personal success that the United States has always offered in theory, but so often denied, to many of her citizens. Your family is an outstanding example of the eventual rewards of perseverence and grit.

Again, congratulations on a very fine family documentation project.


O.J. Hickox


Name: Percy L. Freeman <Percy.Freeman@comcast.net>
Date: 2006-01-03
Please contact me, I have information for the Walton family history (Monroe County, GA).

Sam Walton
Robert Walton
Samella Walton


Name: Vicky Daviss Mitchell <davissmitchell@cox.net>
Date: 2006-01-02
saw your post on Afrigeneas! nice site


Name: David Hopkins <dhopkins@mypsi.net>
Date: 2005-12-26
Dear Ms. Boston-Rowland,

I'm happy to see that you enjoyed reading our family history. I have attached the information you requested concerning the Boston-Cromartie family line in an e-mail. If you have any further inquires, questions, or comments, don't hesitate to write me back. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Respectfully yours,

Dave Hopkins

B.T.W. In the guestbook you mentioned your father who was born in Thomasville, Georgia. However, I'm not sure that you mentioned his name. I could possibly forward you some more information if you would provide me with his name.


Name: David Hopkins <dhopkins@mypsi.net>
Date: 2005-12-26
Dear Mr. Hickox,

I appreciate your kind words concerning the Hopkins family genealogy website. I would be glad to assist you in acquiring the photographs you inquired about. I was able to add them to our website from print-outs of microfilms that I obtained from a local Family History Center (a genealogical-historical public service run by the Mormon church). Their website is http://www.familysearch.org/ I found a few centers in your area:

Richmond Virginia
5600 Monument Avenue
Richmond, Richmond County, Virginia, United States
Phone: 804-288-8134
Hours: T,W,Th 9:30am-2pm, 7pm-9:30pm; Sat 9:30am-2pm.

Richmond Virginia Chesterfield
4601 N Bailey Bridge Rd
Midlothian, Chesterfield County, Virginia, United States
Phone: 804-763-4318
Hours: T, Th 10am-2pm, 7pm-9pm; W 7pm-9pm; Sat 9:30am-12pm

Tappahannock Virginia
995 Winston Rd
Tappahannock, Essex County, Virginia, United States
Phone: 804-443-3165
Hours: T-Th 9:30am-3pm; W 6:30pm-9pm.

Gloucester Virginia
6846 Short Lane
Gloucester, Gloucester County, Virginia, United States
Phone: 804-695-1162
Hours: T, Th 10am-2pm; W 6:30pm-8pm

The photographs are contained in the collection entitled "Elizabeth F. Hopkins collection of Thomas County, Georgia history" by Elizabeth F. Hopkins. The original collection is held at the Thomasville Genealogical History & Fine Arts Library, Inc. in Thomasville, Georgia. To find the catalogue of the collection online, go to familysearch.org ---> click on the library tab ---> click on author search ---> type in "Elizabeth Hopkins" ---> click on her name in the search results ---> and click on the link to her collection. There you can see the call numbers for the various materials in the collection. I believe I used the following items: FHL US/CAN Film 164466 Item 5, FHL US/CAN Film 164471, and FHL US/CAN Film 164485. I hope this information is of aid to you as you progress through your research. Good luck, I hope you enjoyed your Christmas and I wish you a happy new year!

Respectfully yours,

Dave Hopkins


Name: O.J Hickox <hickox@3n.net>
Date: 2005-12-26
You have a wonderful family history website, one reflecting a huge amount of research and the fact that you are descended from a VERY American family !

May I ask you to share with me the source of the photogrqaphs of Dr. and Mrs T.S. Hopkins ? I would like to include them in my not yet completed work on the Civil War history of Southeastern Georgia.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

-O.J. Hickox
Kinsale VA


Name: Yolanda Boston-Rowland <ydrowland@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-12-22

I have enjoyed reading the family history. My father was born in Thomasville Ga and is apart of the Boston Family line. If you have more info on Matthew Boston who married Laura Cromartie please email me. Thank you in advance.


Name: Gilbert Hopkins <ghopkins@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2005-12-21
As discussed, please remove Louie Jr Hopkins as a son of Richard Harland Baskins. Louie should be listed as the son of Louie and Elnora Hopkins. He is my brother who was killed in a steel mill on September 9, 1978. Have a blessed Christmas and God Bless.


Name: George B. Gore <gbgore99@comcast.net>
Date: 2005-12-19
Nice site

Name: Wiggs Family Reunion Committe <WFRC2007@cox.net>
Date: 2005-12-03

My name is Dan, I am planning the Wiggs Family Reunion for 2007. I would love to add you to my mailing list, please forward me your mailing address, thank you.


Name: Stephanie Dilbert <d1eagle@rochester.rr.com>
Date: 2005-11-03

Hello my name is Stephanie Dilbert (granddaughter of Daisy Lee Hopkins-Wiggs. I just wanted to say I love the web site. It's very educational to see where I fall in the circle of life. Learning all that I did from this site I was wondering if my children could be added. My daughter name is Nia I. McDow born in Buffalo, New York in 1995, and my son name is Howard J. Eagle III born in Rochester, New York in 2002.

Keep up the good work. This is a really nice site. I am going to share this site with my daughter and son. I think they will get a kick out of this.

I also want to share a story. Last school year I had a student name Jade Hopkins and I told her that we were related somehow, I could feel it in my heart. All year I will ask her to ask her parents where their family came from and all they could tell me was Virginia. Well, I want to mail this site to her so that she can share it with her family and maybe they too can find where they fall in our family circle.


Name: Daisy L. Dilbert <lovejonesen@hotmail.com>
Date: 2005-11-03
My Mother is Elizabeth Dilbert-Torrance Born 9-16-62; She was married 8-7-93 to David Torrane. Together they have 4 Kids Daisy Lovena Dilbert born 7-6-80, David Torrance Jr. 11-1-91, Andre Cory Torrence 3-4-94, Vanesse Katie Torrance 5-7-96.
Please add our information to the Family’s page ** Thank You**


Name: Arthur Dilbert Jr. <apdilbert@frontiernet.net>
Date: 2005-11-03
I love this web site very nice keep up the good work.
Also please add my wife's name, Sharon Lavoice Murrell-Dilbert; we have 2 children Samiah Ariel Dilbert and Arthur Peter Dilbert III. Thank you!


Name: Paulette Christie <kran6@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-10-25
Jesus Test
This is an easy test, you score 100 or zero. It's your choice.If you aren't ashamed to do this, please follow the directions. Jesus said, "if you are ashamed of me, I will be ashamed of you before my Father." Not ashamed Pass this on . . only if you mean ! it.Yes, I do Love God. He is my source of existence and Savior. He keeps me functioning each and everyday. Without Him, I will be nothing. Without Him, I am nothing but with Him I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me. Phil 4:13
This is the simplest test . .. . If you Love God, and are not ashamed of all the marvelous things he has done for you.


Name: Beverly Lemon <lemonDuo@aol.com>
Date: 2005-09-27

Hope all is well on your end. I just wanted to up date you on a new member of our family Omari Micah Lemon Born on August 22, 2005 at 9:36 to Demetrius and Melissa Lemon of Orlando, Florida. Our first grandson. This is the great, great, great grandson of Alex & Lula Hopkins -Cromartie (Junior).
Isn't he awesome. That's just like a grandmother.


Oh, by the way the picture you received was Alex Comartie.


Name: Alfonzo Toney <atoney@woodbine.capemayschools.com>
Date: 2005-08-26
Great Site. Keep up the good work. Very interesting stuff here. You've inspired me.

Name: Beverly Charles Lemon <LemonDuo@aol.com>
Date: 2005-07-27
Hi David,

I finally was able to access the web site of my grandmother's mother and grandparents. I must say this was very interesting. I have always wanted to know who my great and great great-parents were. Now I know. Under my families info you have my brother born to my grandparents, Laura and Matthew Boston, he was born to Mamie and James Charles.

I really appreciate all the hard work that you have put into finding our roots. This truly means a lot to me. Geneva, from Indiana is trying to send me a picture of my grandfather she states the picture is huge and must have some one to get on a ladder and get it down, I'm so excited. I'm trying to put together a photo album of Laura's family (brothers, sisters and other family members). Again thanks for calling and preparing our families history. I am getting the message out to other family members that are not on the list.

I hope to meet you one day and hope that we can stay in contact.

God Bless you
Beverly Charles Lemon


Name: Michelle Locket <Robert2Locket@aol.com>
Date: 2005-07-27
Hi Dave,

You did a beautiful job on this. I'm not able to find anything on our history, but I will keep looking. I did find my mother's mom death information. Let me know when you have some free time. I would like to work on this with you.

Until later, God Bless


Name: jenny <jennyakee@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-07-21
You have really done a wonderful job recording your family history. I am trying to do the same for my family. We are from Thomasville. My mother was Bernice Mckinney. She died in 2002. She was from East Glasow (boston) GA. You may know my family. if you have any tips on tracking down our geneology let me know.

god bless you and your family.


Name: Obinna Obilo <obinna_obilo@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-06-04
Great work Mr. Hopkins!

Name: John Campbell <wscholarship@aol.com>
Date: 2005-05-24
This is a nice website you have here! Keep up the good work.
Good luck to your son, Matt at Georgetown Medical School!


Name: Barbara Hopkins Lewis <hopychld2@ij.net>
Date: 2005-04-12
I would like to express to you a heartfelt thanks for all of your labor in creating this website. It has really given me a much better insight on my family. Additionally, I would like to provide a little more detail, if I may, for my father David Hopkins, son of Rossie Morrow, daughter of Gilbert Hopkins. David married Dollie Mae Mosley of Thomasville, GA, they had four children: Barbara Ann Hopkins who married Hosea Lewis; Betty Jo Hopkins, David Hopkins Jr.(Peter) and Jerome Leonard Hopkins who has a daughter, Jocelyn R.Hopkins. Again, thank you and be blessed always.
Barbara Hopkins Lewis


Name: Marian Hopkins <Blessed2day8@aol.com>
Date: 2005-04-11
Dave, here goes:
My grandmother was Carrie(Cassie Hopkins)the sister of Emory's father Ananias Hopkins.
She had two children with Richard C. James, Sr. She had 7 half brothers and sisters all born in Thomasville, GA
Richard C., Adam, Rev. Love J., Bertha, Johnnie, Ella Scott, and Carrie V.
She had one full sister:
Ona Bell Hopkins Wallace - Married Benjamin Wallace and had no children.They both lived and died in Daytona Beach, FL.He was a minister and she died in 1968.

James Harry Hopkins, Sr.- was born in May 1913.He married 'Olive' and divorced her, there were no children.

He married Georgia M. Roberts (my mother) in 1948.They had 9 children.James died in October 1972 in Chester, PA.

1. Betty L. Roberts Young - Step daughter - Married Julius Young.They have 3 children - Julie, Vivian, & Julius Jr.

2. Carrie Janette Hopkins Branch - Born July 1948. Married Samuel Branch. She had five children:
Samuel Branch Jr.(died in infancy)
Melissa Branch (married name not known) she has three children: Mercedes, DeLorean and Aysia.
Samuel Branch III,-married two times- one child-Samuel IV.
Merle Branch - he married Cherrie and has four children: Three are with Sherry.
Two sons - 1 is named Satchel Paige Branch, two daughters: 1 Step daughter and one other daughter named Dyamond.
Jonathan Robinson - has two children

3. Marian A. Hopkins - born September 1950 - not married, no children lives in Stone Mountain, GA

4. James H. Hopkins, Jr. Born December 1951 - not married no children

5. Edna M. Hopkins Rozier - Born March 1953 Married Herman Rozier - two children
Omar and Asan - one grand son

6. David J. Hopkins - born December 1955 - not married no children

7. Dorita A. Hopkins - born September 1957 - one daughter Krystle Williams 23 years old.

8. John M. Hopkins - Born February 1960 - not married, no children

9. Dennis C. Hopkins - Born November 1966 - not married, no children, lives in Jersey City, NJ is an attorney in NYC.

Well, that is all folks...

Marian Hopkins


Name: Avis Junior Woodard <awoodard45435@comcast.net>
Date: 2005-04-09
This is a very interesting site.I'm a descendant of Lula Hopkins & E.J. Junior, Jr is my dad. H married Samella Elisabeth Walton of Chattanooga, Tn & they had 3 children, Avis Elizabeth(me), E.J. Junior III & Keith Elliott Junior.
I married Lavert Woodard of Chattanooga, Tn. E.J III married Angela White & they had Adam Jerel Junior. E.J. III had a son Jamelle T. Roshell with Caroline Roshell of Hot ,Al. E.J. III mattieed Jacqueline White of East St Louis, Il & they had a daughter Aja Janell Junior. Currently E.J. III is married to Yulonda Junior & they have


Name: Patricia Palin <palinp@ci.newark.nj.us>
Date: 2005-03-21
I am related to the Cromitys or Cromarties.

Name: Jim Bailey <jbailey33@aol.com>
Date: 2005-03-20
I will send the additional data on grand children as soon as I can gather it .
Will be in touch.

Jim Bailey


Name: Christine Higgins <Chaiah2000@aol.com>
Date: 2005-03-18


Name: Victor Eric Junior <victor3j@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-03-16
Hello again !!
Greetings from the Alfred Roy Junior family of Jackson Ms.
Our previous lineage history was sent in with one error.Please correct Cary Malakabe Junior II's middle name to: Malekabi
Thanks and keep up the good work,I am encouraging all family members to send in their information.

Take care


Name: Sylvia Thomas <Sylvia_Thomas@flocorp.com>
Date: 2005-03-15
Sorry it took so long to get back with you. Below are a list of corrections for my family history.
Under Gilbert Hopkins:
Daughter Rossie B. Hopkins Morrow.
Her daughter Mary J Morrow Mickens.
Mary J Morrow Mickens daughter is Sylvia Mickens Thomas
Kids:1.Jan L. Thomas Jr.Jan has a daughter name Janaya N. Thomas 2. Courtney J. Thomas
John W. Mickens, Jr.is married to Shauna Ward Mickens.
Correct spelling on his son is John Wesley Mickens III
If you have any questions you can give me a call .
Thank You.


Name: catherine hinson <catherinehinson@msn.com>
Date: 2005-03-14
I hope that this will come through. You have initiated a great task!!!! This is fantastic!!!



Name: Hal Hopkins <halhopkins@aol.com>
Date: 2005-03-13
Good to see you in New York. Check your calender so that we can get together for lunch soon. Send me a few possible dates. Look to hear from you soon.

Name: Harriett Walton <harriet@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2005-03-11
David, I wonder if Jennifer deleted my e-mail from you the day that I left her talking with you. I wanted to give Marion Hopkins some information as well as forward it to some other family members. Please send it to me again.
You know what I want, the one with the pictures, etc.


Name: Jimmy Bailey <jbailey33@aol.com>
Date: 2005-03-08
You have done an outstanding job researching the family tree.I am looking foward to the results of your research in progress. Following is info on Mabel Junior:

Mabel Junior - Descendants of Lula Hopkins Junior and Solomon Junior

Mabel Junior (1907-2001) married 1929, Thomas County, GA
Samuel Bailey (1909-1971). Their Children :

Jack Sidney Bailey
Juanita Ann Bailey (Deceased 1938)
Jimmy Franklin Bailey
Samuel Leonard Bailey
Richard Alvin Bailey (Deceased 1991)
Frank Lester Bailey

Jack S. Bailey Married LaVerne Fortune, 1953 . Washington, DC.
Their children :
DuWayne Steven Bailey, Washington, DC
Donna Marie Bailey, Clinton, MD
David Conrad Bailey, Forestville, MD
Dionne LaVerne Bailey, Washington, DC

Jimmy F. Bailey married Lois Cone, 1954 . Southfield,MI.
Their children :
Ronald Anthony Bailey (Deceased 1988)
Kenneth Scott Bailey - Canton, MI
Karen Elaine Bailey - Ypsilanti, MI

Samuel L. Bailey 1954 married Maxine Curry(Deceased) . Laurence Harbor, NJ.
Their children :
Michial Leonard Bailey (Deceased 1992)
Andre Tobias Bailey - Strougsburg, PA
Karl Anthony Bailey - Cairo, GA
Roderick Renaldo Bailey - Charlotte, NC
Ursula Cassandra Bailey - Brooklyn , NY
Susan Yvette Bailey - Allentown, PA

Richard A. Bailey (Deceased 1991) married 1959 Mary Ann Goldwire (Deceased).
Their children :
Blendena Mabel Bailey - Oakland, CA
Michelle Bonita Bailey - Oakland, CA
Kendal Alvin Bailey - Oakland, CA

Frank L. Bailey married Louella Corpening, 1964 .
Their children :
Anita Claretha Bailey, Atlanta,GA
Reginal Scott Bailey, Upper Marlboro, MD


Name: Brenda Dilbert <Brendaroch6@aol.com>
Date: 2005-03-07
Brenda Dilbert daughter of Daisy Mae Wiggs(Hopkins) and Arthur P. Dilbert, my children are Claudia,Brandon ,Bradley, Maya

Name: Matthew Hopkins <hopkinsm@sas.upenn.edu>
Date: 2005-03-05
Great job Dad doing the research to put this website together. Its nice to be able to see the Hopkins history and gain a feel of where we all came from.



Name: Eleanor Whitte <ewhitte@rochester.rr.com>
Date: 2005-02-25
This is great!!!


Name: Victor Eric Junior <victor3j@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-02-24
Alfred Roy Junior son of Ester James Sr. and Mable Rose Junior.
Alfred Roy Junior married Belivira Marshall August 1957. Belivira was born in Waycross Georgia. Alfred and Belivira reside in Jackson, Mississippi.
They have four sons:
Alfred Rodney Junior
Cary Marshall Junior
Victor Eric Junior
Geoffrey Maurice Junior
Alfred Rodney Junior II, born in Waycross, Georgia.
Alfred II married Pamela Crockett born in Jackson, MS.
They have two sons:
Alfred Rashad Junior III born in Waycross, Georgia
Jarrell Monte’ Junior born in Waycross, Georgia
Alfred II is now married to Shirley Jemmison born in McComb, Mississippi. They reside in Jackson Mississippi.
Cary Marshall Junior born in Waycross Ga. married Adrienne Moore born in Detroit, Mich. They reside in Detroit Michigan.
They have two children:
Chelise Michelle Junior born in Detroit, MI
Cary Malakabe Junior II born in Detroit MI
Victor Eric Junior born in Waycross, Georgia,
Resides in Jackson Mississippi.

Geoffrey Maurice Junior born in Jackson, MS married Collette Paul born in Brunswick, Georgia.
They have one son:
Geoffrey Marquis Junior born in Atlanta.


Name: Kimberly Stringer <stringer4059@hotmail.com>
Date: 2005-02-21
I am Kimberly Stringer. Descendant of Ananias Hopkins and I would like to clear up a mistake about me. Kimaan Marquel La'Troy Seigler is one (1) person. Also, my grandfather Sonny is married to Rosetta Woodruff Hopkins and my mother Cynthia Stringer married my father Robert Stringer. And Apryl Davis has a son Alyjah Bogar. Thank you for clearing these misunderstandings.


Name: Bryan Hopkins <bryan.k.hopkins@intel.com>
Date: 2005-02-20
I got the files open using my wife's computer.The picture with Arletha and the kids was not on the disk, but I think this might be a better picture. Also, here are the names:
Top Row: Daniel, Emory
2nd Row: John, Catherine
3rd Row: Benjamin, Arlena (Jane), Ananias Jr.(Sonny)
4th Row: Henry, Martha (Nancy), Arletha, Alonzo Sr.(Buddy).
Talk with you soon,




Name: Sylvia Thomas <Sylvia_Thomas@flocorp.com>
Date: 2005-02-15
I have enjoyed reading our family tree. I'm a descendant of Gilbert & Mary Jane Hopkins.
You have done a great job putting together this family tree. I will be writing you again soon
with some corrections and hopefully send some pictures. Can I send the pictures through
email? Does it matter about the size of the picture?


Name: Rev. David Elijah Hopkins Sr. <hopkins-d@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2005-02-13
Dear David,
I'm writing this e-mail to ask if you would put my father's descendants to the family tree. First of all, I'm the son of David Vernel Hopkins whose father's name was Benjamin H. Hopkins. My Name is David Elijah Hopkins Sr. I'm married to Darlene (Stepney) Hopkins. My three children are Talenthia TeShay Hopkins, David Elijah Hopkins II, and Jasmine Darlene Hopkins.Lets get to know each other over the phone until we see each other in Thomasville, for the family reunion in 2006!!!



Name: Thad Ivey <tinyivey@hotmail.com>
Date: 2005-02-08
Barbara Wiggs Married Thaddeus Ivey their children are: Telica, Cortina, Thaddeus II

Telica children: Andre', Deion, T'Naya

Cortina Ivey Married Lorenzo Johnson their children are: Quentin, Ty'Keyria

Nathan Wiggs Married Lizzie Duncun their children are: Nathan Jr.


Name: Paul L. Dunbar <paul.dunbar@robins.af.mil>
Date: 2005-02-07
To whom it may concern,
You have done an outstanding job with this website and I am grateful to be related to such talented "kinfolks".
I am the son of Arleatha Dunbar(Hopkins) and Charlie Dunbar. I am married to Sandra Dunbar as your records indicate; however, along with our son Martin we also have a daughter "Marquita Keiosha Dunbar" who went home to be with the Lord on August 10, 1986.She was born 10/8/85. Thanks for making the corrections and may God continue to smile upon our family, working in us that which is well pleasing in his sight through Christ Jesus to whom be glory and dominion for ever more.


Name: Lativia Harris <tibby@rose.net>
Date: 2005-02-03
Hello I heard about your web page from Jennifer Hightower my father is Robert Wiggs. He has two children myself Lativia Harris and my sister Felisha Harris she has two children Antario Ivey and Starr Ivey. I can give you more information when I talk to my aunt Barbara Wiggs.

Lativa Harris


Name: Theresa Paris James <teeat55@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-01-29
David, I can appreciate knowing that you must have faced some obstacles in the tremendous job you have done with your (our) family history, but remember that you have the resources to find strength within yourself to overcome them. Strength is in each of us and is nurtured by faith, perseverance and thankfulness that leads you towards a purpose and a desire to move forward.......climb toward the light my cousin! Ardath Rodale and me.
Related by marriages........joined in spirit! I adopted the HOPKINS family as my own...they have loved and nurtured me in many ways throughout my life.
Hope to see you when I return home to New Jersey.
Be blessed.

Ms Tee


Name: Stephanie Eagle <d1eagle@rochester.rr.com>
Date: 2005-01-26
The picture that was sent by Dave Hopkins is mom's mother(Daisy Lee Hopkins-Wiggs) Uncle. Mom said that she remember when her mother had that exact picture in her house.She also said that she never thought she would ever see that picture again.When I took the picture over to her house I forgot to print out the names listed below, but she called David and Lela names. She looked at the picture for a long time just thinking. I believe that picture made her day.Thanks a lot from the bottom of my heart!

Stephanie "Twingirl"


Name: Kathy M. Williams <kwilliams@peachschool.org>
Date: 2005-01-25
The steps of a good man are ordered.......Thank you for a job well done.

Kathy M. Williams
Perry, GA


Name: Keith Hopkins <keithlhopkins@hotmail.com>
Date: 2005-01-23
Cousin David man this is UNBELIEVEABLE. My daughter(Patience) was just asking me about her ancestory. She is doing a school project. This will be GREAT for her to use. She is so excited now. Thanks alot for putting in the work.
By the way, under the Gilbert Hopkins Descendants, please change the spelling on Kieth to Keith and also his daugther Temperance to Temprence(Tempie). Thanks
Keith Hopkins


Name: Gilbert Hopkins <ghopkins@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2005-01-23
Great Job! Terrific! A great contribution to the family!

Name: Cecil A. d'Entremont <cecildentremont@ns.sympatico.ca>
Date: 2005-01-22
I have a cousins of the name Marie Hopkins.

Name: Tracey Hopkins <uwitit44146@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-01-12
It looks great!!!! You are doing an excellent job Keep up the good work.

Name: Dave Johnson <djohn06@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-01-11
Greeting cousin. I'm really in awe of the family
history. I grew up in Youngstown OH (See Bejamin Hopkins/Bertha Hopkins/Blanche Johnson/David Johnson) and I currently live in Cincinnati, OH. It's amazing all the relatives that I have in Cleveland and Akron that I never knew. It brings true meaning to knowing your people. Thank you so much for this website.
Also, are there any plans to include photos?


Name: Shirley H. Jackson <jackfor@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2005-01-09
Great Job, We love you and the work you do.

Name: Tina Tralies <ttralies@mypsi.net>
Date: 2005-01-06
I was here Dave

Name: Jackie Timothy < jackietimothy@hotmail.com>
Date: 2005-01-04
I just visited your website and wow!!! What a terrific job gathering the
information. My lineage follows: Cythia Lucenda (Senca) Hopkins-->Daisy
Lee-->Daisy Mae Wiggs-Dilbert (my mother). My mother has 12 children. I
married Lancelot Timothy from the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago together we
have five children.


Name: Lelia Hopkins <mhopkins@mail.friendsbalt.org>
Date: 2004-12-27
I love the site brother,keep up the good work.

Your sister Lelia


Name: Mike <miguel2x@comcast.net>
Date: 2004-12-25
I'm really impressed with the site Uncle Dave!

Name: Mark Hopkins <mhopkins@lucent.com>
Date: 2004-12-22
Mark Hopkins mhopkins@lucent.com
Hello, my name is Mark Hopkins, son of David Hopkins Jr.
This is a great site!!


Name: Philip Foster <pefoster44@aol.com>
Date: 2004-12-21
I'm the son of Lelia Mae (Hopkins) Foster and Hiawatha James Foster.

Name: selena travis <aneles28@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-12-21
Nancy J. Wiggs was born January 31, 1954 in Thomasville, Ga.

Name: Sue Ann Morrow <kygal@tampabay.rr.com>
Date: 2004-12-21
Randy, your website is really improving. Keep up the Great Work! Your cousin in Genealogy, Sue Ann, Gulfport Florida

Name: Selena Dilbert Wheeler Travis <Aneles28@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-12-16
I live in Savannah,Ga.

Name: Tony Hopkins <hopkins891@comcast.net>
Date: 2004-12-15
This is a great site. I am hoping that you can add photos soon.

Name: Paulette D.christie <kran6@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-12-14
my home phone is 912-234-0773
my cell is 912-224-5842